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Full Text of SB0309  100th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Nurse Practice Act is amended by changing
5Section 50-75 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 65/50-75)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
8    Sec. 50-75. Nursing delegation by a registered
9professional nurse.
10    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
11    "Delegation" means transferring to a specific individual
12the authority to perform a specific nursing intervention in a
13specific situation.
14    "Predictability of outcomes" means that a registered
15professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse has
16determined that the patient's or individual's clinical status
17is stable and expected to improve or the patient's or
18individual's deteriorating condition is expected to follow a
19known or expected course.
20    "Stability" means a registered professional nurse or
21advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the
22individual's clinical status and nursing care needs are



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1    (b) This Section authorizes a registered professional
2nurse or advanced practice registered nurse to:
3        (1) delegate nursing interventions to other registered
4    professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and other
5    unlicensed personnel based on the comprehensive nursing
6    assessment that includes, but is not limited to:
7            (A) the stability and condition of the patient;
8            (B) the potential for harm;
9            (C) the complexity of the nursing intervention to
10        be delegated;
11            (D) the predictability of outcomes; and
12            (E) competency of the individual to whom the
13        nursing intervention is delegated;
14        (2) delegate medication administration to other
15    licensed nurses;
16        (3) in community-based or in-home care settings,
17    delegate the administration of medication (limited to oral
18    or subcutaneous dosage and topical or transdermal
19    application) to unlicensed personnel, if all the
20    conditions for delegation set forth in this Section are
21    met;
22        (4) refuse to delegate, stop, or rescind a previously
23    authorized delegation; or
24        (5) in community-based or in-home care settings,
25    delegate, guide, and evaluate the implementation of
26    nursing interventions as a component of patient care



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1    coordination after completion of the comprehensive patient
2    assessment based on analysis of the comprehensive nursing
3    assessment data; care coordination in in-home care and
4    school settings may occur in person, by telecommunication,
5    or by electronic communication.
6    (c) This Section prohibits the following:
7        (1) An individual or entity from mandating that a
8    registered professional nurse delegate nursing
9    interventions if the registered professional nurse
10    determines it is inappropriate to do so. Nurses shall not
11    be subject to disciplinary or any other adverse action for
12    refusing to delegate a nursing intervention based on
13    patient safety.
14        (2) The delegation of medication administration to
15    unlicensed personnel in any institutional or long-term
16    facility, including, but not limited to, those facilities
17    licensed by the Hospital Licensing Act, the University of
18    Illinois Hospital Act, State-operated mental health
19    hospitals, or State-operated developmental centers, except
20    as authorized under Article 80 of this Act or otherwise
21    specifically authorized by law.
22        (3) A registered professional nurse from delegating
23    nursing judgment, the comprehensive patient assessment,
24    the development of a plan of care, and the evaluation of
25    care to licensed or unlicensed personnel.
26        (4) A licensed practical nurse or unlicensed personnel



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1    who has been delegated a nursing intervention from
2    re-delegating a nursing intervention.
3(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)